HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Melancholy Harvey (all occasions native):
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Filling gasoline tanks is turning into more and more troublesome in elements of Texas the place some stations have been out of fuel and pump prices have risen steeply.
In Dallas, strains of automobiles a block lengthy have been widespread for the few fuel stations that had gasoline to promote Thursday. The scene was harking back to the fuel strains seen through the Arab oil embargo of the Nineteen Seventies.
One Chevron station in downtown Dallas that bought common fuel for $2.29 a gallon simply earlier than the storm was charging $2.ninety nine on Thursday. Others charged properly over $three, and one downtown Shell station charged $three.ninety seven for a daily gallon of fuel. At three fuel stations in north Dallas, yellow luggage or warning tape was wrapped round pumps simply after midday.
The availability crunch prompted QuikTrip, one of many nation’s largest comfort retailer chains, to briefly halt gasoline gross sales at about half its one hundred thirty five shops within the Dallas-Fort Value space. As an alternative, gasoline deliveries are going to designated shops throughout all elements of the metro space, QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh stated.
The Texas lawyer common’s workplace stated anybody seeing fuel costs of $four or greater ought to take footage and report the stations as worth-gouging.
The U.S. Postal Service has posted an inventory of places the place Houston-space residents can decide up authorities profit checks after Harvey pressured the momentary closing of a number of publish workplaces.
The listing posted Thursday consists of pickup website addresses by ZIP code. Authorities checks together with Social Safety funds, Division of Veterans Affairs incapacity advantages and checks from the Workplace of Personnel Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board might be picked up beginning Friday. The places will probably be open from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Monday via Sunday.
The Postal Service says to select up a verify, clients should present correct identification. Clients also can full a change of tackle request in the event that they anticipate to be out of their houses for an prolonged interval.
Houston public faculties will begin courses two weeks late on Sept. eleven due to Harvey.
The nation’s seventh-largest faculty district had been scheduled to start out courses on Monday till…